The original and continuing promise of Medicare can be preserved only through a complex package of fiscal reforms. Central to this should be a merger of Hospital Insurance and Supplementary Medical Insurance into a single Medicare trust fund, financed in part through income-related beneficiary premiums. Benefits could be expanded, while improving access and equity.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Milbank Memorial Fund Quarterly, Health and Society|
|State||Published - Mar 1 1984|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health Policy